Day 1 at Disney Springs & Wendys

Today we thought we would ease ourselves in gently to Florida time so didn’t book any parks in. We decided to just see how we felt after some sleep. Today we will be visiting Walmart, Disney Springs and Wendys!

First Walmart Shop


Gaz, My sister and her partner headed off to Walmart for food while I stayed with all the kids. The girls were desperate to get in the pool so as soon as they were back it was pool time!

Our villa has a pool and jacuzzi and I can see the girls spending a lot of time in there.

Our pool

Encore Resort at Reunion

We went for a walk around our resort, we found the waterpark and were amazed by the size of some of the houses! They have villas from 5 to 13 bedrooms on this resort

Encore Resort at Reunion Water Park

Disney Springs

By lunchtime we were itching to get out and decided to head to Disney Springs

Disney Springs is located around 20 mins from Encore Resort. Parking is free but it can get very busy, head to the multistories (We parked in Lime) and there is plenty of parking on the upper floors.

Here you will find a mix of shops, bars and restaurants including Pandora, MAC, Sephora, Superdry and The Rainforest Cafe

At the moment Masks are still required inside the shops for everyone over 2. They sell the blue disposable masks in vending machine if you have forgotten yours, in adult and child size for $2 each.

Although we didn’t visit today, we have previously eaten at The Rainforest Cafe and highly recommend it. We did grab some drinks for the outside bar though as they do takeaway cups even for alcohol.

Disney Springs is already decorated for Christmas and there were loads of trees decorated to various Disney films, we loved trying to guess what films they were!

There is also a giant Lego store, the queue was huge to get in (they said over half hour) so we just admired it from the outside for now.

Oscar loved the giant dragon, and Holly loved the Anna and Elsa.

Holly was really excited they had a penny press (although it doesn’t actually press pennies) She chose the Minnie Mouse design


We headed back to the villa after a couple of hours.

For dinner we went to Wendy’s (The girls are adamant Wendy’s is in Shrek? Let me know if you know what they are on about) For those who have never had one its like a nicer version of Burger King.

It was much better than the Mcdonalds we had yesterday, it was the worst Mcdonalds we’ve ever had. Although I somehow ended up with a Spicy Chicken burger and they weren’t joking that it was spicy!

Disney Springs was so busy we couldn’t really look around much because we were so scared of losing a child or 2!

Back home and time for bed- Tomorrow is our first park visit and we are of course starting with the best – Magic Kingdom

ChrissyJ xxx

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